Sunday, 27 April 2008
Sunday 27th Apr.
Roadside parking beside the River Rothay / Rothay Park, Ambleside - G.R. NY 371044 @ 09.30
Description: After walking through the park & Ambleside centre (food re-supply possible?) we head East, up the Struggle's road, for about ¾ of a mile. We then turn onto the FP to climb the ridge that crosses Snarker Pike & continues on to Red Screes. Following the wall NW we'll cross Scandale Pass &, after a wire fence, reach Scandale Tarn. We can possibly make a slight detour here, on the RHS, to the summit of Little Hart Crag for good views of Dovedale (N) & Scandale (S). After crossing the boggy Bakestones Moss we then climb (200m'ish) onto Dove Crag (which is part of the Fairfield Horseshoe) & accross to the NE is the Priest's Hole Cave (if visibility is OK!). Next we follow the ridge over Hart Crag & onto Fairfield itself, before descending S over Great Rigg, Rydal Fell, Heron Pike then Nab Scar. Then it's just down past Rydal Mount, turning E past Rydal Hall & following the FP to pop out on the A591 by Scandale bridge. After turning L it's only ½ a mile or so back into Ambleside.
Distance: 13 miles (21 km)
Total Ascent: 950 metres (3115 ft.)
High Point: Fairfield - 873 metres (2863 ft.)
Time: 7-8 hours
Grade: 3 / 4
Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 09.00
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)
Friday, 25 April 2008
FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL
A MEAL OUT AT THE LAKE VIEW IN BOWNESS ON WINDERMERE
YOU CAN HAVE A CAVERY MEAL FOR ONLY £3.99 OR OTHER ITEMS FROM THE MENU.
THE LAKE VIEW IS OPPOSITE THE TOURIST INFO CENTRE, LAKE ROAD, BOWNESS ON WINDERMERE.
IT IS UPSTAIRS VIA THE OUTDOOR STEPS.
IF YOU DON'T WANT TO EAT JUST JOIN US FOR A DRINK
IF INTERESTED IN COMING ALONG PHONE ROB ON 0777 398 6512
Sunday, 20 April 2008
of Grizedale Pike (791), Hopegill Head (770), Crag Hill (839) Sail (773) and Causey Pike ( 637)
Distance : Approx. 10 miles
Grade 3/4 Nothing too technical, just a fair bit of ascent requiring some stamina and plenty of food and drink
Time : About 5/6 hours
Car Share : Meet at Low Wood Hotel, nr Ambleside 8.30am
Walk Start : 9.30 at small car park on the left just up the hill through Braithwaite on the Winlatter road ( B5292) GR NY 226 237.
There is another car park further up the road.
Walk Leader Alister 0776 1433 437 / 01539 725724
Sunday, 13 April 2008
LEADER ANNE K 07729 903 852
Weather permitting, this should be a pleasant walk that is slightly off the beaten track. If time allows, and if anyone is interested, I may also incorporate Raise (a small detour; Helvellyn is also possible, though this involves a slightly bigger detour!).
From our starting point (Stanah), we climb E up Sticks Pass, and then N up to Stybarrow Dodd. From Stybarrow, we continue N to Watson's Dodd, Great Dodd, Calfhow Pike and eventually Clough Head and White Pike. From White Pike, we head over to St John's in the Vale via the Old Coach Road, returning S to Stanah via Sosgill Bridge and Legburthwaite.
Length: Approx. 11 miles / 18km
Time: 6-7 hours
Ascent: Approx. 2,200 feet / 750m
Start: 09:30 Small car park at Stanah (just off the junction on the A591 with B5322, "St John's in the Vale" road, NY 320190)
Car share from Low Wood Hotel at 08:45
Car sharing is encouraged as there are limited spaces at Stanah.
Parking is also possible at Legburthwaite, NY 318195), though this is a Pay-and-Display car park
Sunday, 6 April 2008
Brothers Water / Kirkstone Pass / Dove Crag
Sunday 6th Apr.
Cow Bridge - between Brothers Water & Patterdale (GR NY 403134) @ 09:00
First we walk the nice flat, mile long path past Brothers Water along to the Brothers Water
Inn. We then climb SSE, up The Tongue & Rough Edge, to the top of Caudale Moor & (maybe?) Stony Cove Pike (just to 'bag' another summit?) before heading SSW to drop down to the Kirkstone Pass (2nd Inn?). Next it's straight up Red Screes and then follow the ridge past Scandale Tarn & Black Brow, before reaching Dove Crag. This time we descend down (below the Priest's Hole cave) to the bottom of Dovedale, before following it down to Hartsop Hall then repeating the initial mile, past Brothers Water, back to the cars.
Distance: 11¼ miles (18 km)
Total Ascent: 1400 metres (4593 ft.)
Time: 6½ / 7½ hours
Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel at 08:30